JOURNAL ARTICLE

Prescribing practices for seborrheic dermatitis vary with the physician's specialty: implications for clinical practice

A K Gupta, R Bluhm, J O Barlow, A B Fleischer, S R Feldman
Journal of Dermatological Treatment 2004, 15 (4): 208-13
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The prescribing practices of different medical specialties (dermatology, family medicine, pediatrics and other) for seborrheic dermatitis were analyzed using the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). The frequency of use of various antifungal and anti-inflammatory medications was found to differ greatly between specialties, with the greatest difference being seen between dermatologists (who frequently prescribe the antifungal ketoconazole) and non-dermatologists (who most frequently prescribe corticosteroids).

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